Isaiah Briscoe Leaving St. Benedict’s Prep (UPDATED)
Isaiah Briscoe is leaving St. Benedict’s Prep.
“Yes,” the 6-foot-2 2015 guard confirmed by text to SNY.tv, adding that his reason for transferring had more to do with the school itself than with the basketball team.
Briscoe is rumored to be considering three options for his next landing spot, including perennial power Henderson (NV) Findlay Prep, Huntington (W.V.) Prep and Our Savior New American, the Long Island power that produced St. John’s big man Chris Obekpa and has 2014 star Cheick Diallo.
“Isaiah’s a great player with unreal potential,” St. Benedict’s coach Mark Taylor told SNY.tv. “He’s a great kid and we will miss him. We all wish nothing but the best for Isaiah and would do anything to help him now and in the future.”
Briscoe averaged 15.1 points, 4.6 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 steals last season for the 32-2 Gray Bees.
He teamed with incoming Syracuse point guard Tyler Ennis to lead the Gray Bees to the brink of an ESPN NHSI championship, where they lost on a last-second 3-pointer to Kevin Boyle and Montverde, 67-65. Briscoe had 11 points in the game.
The New Jersey guard is being courted by Arizona, Syracuse, Florida, Ohio State and Indiana, among others.
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